European Constitutionalism beyond the State

European Constitutionalism beyond the State

by J. H. H. Weiler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521792258

ISBN-13: 9780521792257

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Some of the most innovative scholars in the field of European constitutionalism highlight different facets of the new constitutional discussion. Provoking deep analysis of the different ideas of constitution and constitutionalism, their study delineates new ways of thinking about the future of Europe. In particular, it challenges the European Union as an evolving

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Some of the most innovative scholars in the field of European constitutionalism highlight different facets of the new constitutional discussion. Provoking deep analysis of the different ideas of constitution and constitutionalism, their study delineates new ways of thinking about the future of Europe. In particular, it challenges the European Union as an evolving federal polity. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the subject of constitutionalism, students as well as professionals in law, politics and philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521792257
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Introduction: European constitutionalism beyond the state J. H H. Weiler and Marlene Wind; Part I: 1. In defence of the status quo: Europe's constitutional Sonderweg J. H. H. Weiler; Part II: 2. Postnational constitutionalism and the problem of translation Neil Walker; 3. The unfinished constitution of the European Union: principles, processes and culture Francis Snyder; 4. Europe and the constitution: what if this is as good as it gets? Miguel Poiares Maduro; 5. The European Union as a polycentric polity: returning to a neo-medieval Europe? Marlene Wind; Part III: 6. Beyond representative democracy: constitutionalism in a polycentric polity Renaud Dehousse; 7. Finality vs. enlargement: constitutive practices and opposing rationales in the reconstruction of Europe Antje Wiener; 8. Epilogue: Europe and the dream of reason Philip Allott; Index.

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